Of course, these days, Larry works hard to ensure Dannielynn’s only rollercoaster rides are of the literal variety.
Despite the stranger-than-fiction events surrounding her birth and first few months, the high schooler leads a life that’s, by all accounts, fairly standard. At their 10,000-square-foot Kentucky home, the 16-year-old has a pet lizard, practices the violin, makes homemade slime and argues with Dad about how much time she spends on her cell phone. (She’s obsessed with Snapchat, obvs.)
But the two are still tight enough to plan joint Halloween costumes (in 2018 they chose an Exorcist theme), enjoy family trips to Dollywood and Walt Disney World and make their yearly pilgrimage to the Kentucky Derby. (Coverage of this year’s event kicks off at 12 p.m. EST May 6 on NBC and Peacock.)
And they never miss a moment to discuss the legacy that Anna Nicole left behind. Though they usually mark the Feb. 8 anniversary of her death with cake and his best stories, “In our house, every day is Anna day,” he told E! News in 2019. “We talk about her and remember her all the time.”
For Larry, it’s a chance to hone in on the positives of the life he experienced with Anna Nicole. “When we talk about Anna Nicole, there were a lot of happy moments for her,” he said in a February 2021 20/20 special. “There were a lot of highs before there were a lot of lows.”
Continued Larry, “Anna should be remembered as this larger than life figure that was really a caring, giving person. A beautiful lady who loved her fans and loved her family.”